Area Primary Races

In addition to the local Winona races to be decided in next Tuesday's primary election, there are some key races in area counties as well.

In Wabasha County two county board seats will see three candidates trimmed to two.

In the second district, where controversial incumbent Deb Roschen has chosen not to seek re-election, the candidates are Brian Goihl of Lake City, Simon Kehren of Zumbrota, and Jamie Mehrkens.

In the fifth district, incumbent David Harms is being challenged by Tom Dwelle who held the seat previously, and Cheryl McGrath Key.
The top two in each race will advance to the general election.

Another key primary will be in Trempealeau County where Democratic incumbent Sheriff Richard Anderson faces a third challenge from Terrance Daffinson, a member of Anderson's department. The winner will face Independence Party candidate Tim Hovell.
Anderson is seeking a fourth 4-year term.

Three Republicans will square off next Tuesday for the right to face Third District Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse, a Democrat, in November.
They are: Tony Kurtz of Prairie Du Chein, Karen Mueller of Chippewa Falls, and Ken Van Doren of Mauston.

In the 31st State Senate District,  two Republicans will square off in the primary for the right to face Democratic Incumbent Kathleen Vinehout of Alma. They are: Mel Pitman of Plum City, and  Bill Ingram of Durand.

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